Archive for April, 2015

 

Oil Spill +5: Deepwater Conditions Test Industry’s Capabilities

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—widely regarded as the most significant in American history—the petroleum industry has pushed forward on new technologies to prevent future environmental catastrophes. Devel...

What to Know: Annual Energy Outlook 2015

For the first time in several decades, the United States will become a net energy exporter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced this week, as energy sent abroad begins to exceed consumption at home. Net natu...

Crude Prices, Hedging, and Missing the Forest for the Trees

John Dizard has written an important opinion piece for the Financial Times, entitled “Much of the investing public will be sacrificed to the oil-money gods.” As headlines go, this one may be a challenge to parse. But the piece...

Cross Post: Self-driving cars put the ‘auto’ in automobile

This piece originally appeared in The Detroit News on Friday, April 10, 2015. Recent life-changing innovations have conditioned us to rapid change. But one universal element of daily life has remained stubbornly stagnant: revol...

Report: Safe Arctic Drilling is Now Possible

The United States has the technological capability to safely ramp up Arctic energy production, a federal advisory committee told Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz last week. If drilling operations were to begin in this decade, the Arc...

So Far, 2015 EV Sales Flat over 2014

Following three years of sustained year-over-year growth, the first quarter of 2015 has been somewhat of a disappointment for electric vehicle advocates—sales are almost exactly flat, or even slightly below 2014 levels from Q1 2...

Iran Deal Skeptics Could Trigger Era of High Risk Premium for Oil

Last week’s announcement of the framework of a deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations sparked mixed reactions in the United States, in Iran, and in U.S. allies in the Middle East, but all agreed on the momentous nature ...

A Challenging Outlook for International Shale

  The recent decision by state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Cnooc) to shelve its shale gas project in Anhui province is the latest sign that the shale revolution that transformed the U.S. energy industr...

Cross Post: USPS can lead fleet vehicle revolution

By USAF Gen. Duncan McNabb (ret.) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) This entry originally appeared in The Hill on April 2, 2015 In July 1899, the United States Postal Service put into service its first electric-powered...
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